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hitch mount

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Detroitdan, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    how good are these cheap hitch mount spreaders? I was thinking of filling the bed with bagged salt for weight, then after plowing fill the hopper a few bags at a time as needed. I'm probably only going to be doing driveways, how long should a hopperfull last? Or I should say, how long does it take to empty it? I never offered salting or sanding before, even though some people asked for it. How much do you charge for salting a driveway? I wouldnt include the salting, but if it were provided on an as needed basis, would you charge the same as plowing, or less? I thought that maybe for a $25 driveway, if it got icy I would come back and salt for an additional $20. Is this reasonable? What about damage to lawns or bushes? I dont want to get a call in the spring because my salt killed all their grass.
  2. c.t. lawn care

    c.t. lawn care Senior Member
    Messages: 147

    if your only doing driveways then dont spend the money and get the hitch mount spreader... just get a push spreader. You will have better control of where the salt is going and wont damage the turf or plants as easy. Plus you save yourself a few hundred dollars.
  3. Olderthandirt

    Olderthandirt Member
    Messages: 74

    Who want to get out in the cold when you can turn a knob, + if you start doing that on all the drives its gonna eat up a lot of time

  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I've often thought about using my little push broadcast spreader with 10 lb bags of salt, but I think it would be very time consuming. And I don't like to get out of the truck. I won't get out to shovel either. I was actually very surprised to read how many people here include that.